The PIMS-CNRS International Research Lab

Overview

The PIMS-CNRS IRL #3069, originally signed in 2007, has been an integral component of efforts to facilitate and encourage research collaborations between mathematical scientists at PIMS member universities in North America and researchers across France. 

 

Available Programs

1. PIMS-CNRS Fellowship 

PIMS-CNRS IRL #3069 has a program, the PIMS-CNRS Fellowships, with the goal of developing and supporting research collaborations between mathematical scientists at PIMS member universities and researchers across France.

These fellowships will champion a mutual exchange of knowledge and talent while encouraging cross-ocean research on the frontline of the Mathematical Sciences.

Fellowship awardees will receive CAD $5,000 to facilitate long-term visits to France.

Fellowship Parameters:

  • Fellowships are eligible to ALL mathematical scientists with faculty positions at PIMS member universities.
  • PIMS-CNRS Fellows are expected to spend at least two continuous months working on collaborative research in France. PIMS encourages longer visits.
  • Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Applications MUST include:

  • A focused overview of the planned research activity, including locations and anticipated France-based collaborators (up to 5 pages).
  • A letter of support from the proposed host institution in France.
  • A letter from the applicant’s department head supporting the proposed visit. The letter from the department head should reference the duration of the applicant’s stay in France. For visits that include part of an academic year, the department must commit to provide a teaching release covering the duration of the proposed visit.

There will be Five PIMS-CNRS Fellowships available in the 2019 competition.

Applications can be sent to:

Dr. James Colliander Director, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences director@pims.math.ca IRL CNRS No. 3069 | Central Office and UBC Site Office 4176-2207 Main Mall | UBC | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4

 

2. PIMS–CNRS Student Mobility Program

PIMS-CNRS Student Mobility Program - FRANCE to CANADA

PIMS is pleased to offer a program, in partnership with Mitacs and leveraging Mitacs Globalink, to support visits by students from France to carry out research at PIMS member universities. This award provides $6000 (CAD) for senior undergraduate and graduate students from France to conduct 12-24 week research projects at PIMS member universities. This program is offered under the umbrella of PIMS-CNRS International Research Lab #3069. Applications are accepted any time, awarded competitively, and subject to available funding.

Eligibility requirements for prospective students:

  • Must be registered for full-time studies at an eligible university or institution and remain so throughout their Globalink Research Award; Undergraduate applicants must have completed their second year of studies prior to starting their project in Canada
  • Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree and/or been employed
  • Must be above the legal age of Majority in Canada (18 years of age or older)
  • Must meet travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation
  • Cannot hold more than one Globalink Research Award per Academic lifetime

Eligibility requirements for prospective host supervising professors:

  • Must hold a faculty position at a Canadian university
  • Must be eligible to supervise graduate students and hold Tri-Council funding Supervising
  • Professors at the University of Washington should contact PIMS for further instructions

Eligibility requirements for prospective home supervising professors:

  • Must be recognized faculty members at their institutions
  • Must be eligible to supervise graduate students

For the complete program guide and access to the application package, please email: deputy-director@pims.math.ca

 

PIMS-CNRS Student Mobility Program - CANADA to FRANCE

PIMS is pleased to offer a new program, in partnership with Mitacs and leveraging Mitacs Globalink, to support visits by students from PIMS member universities to carry out research in France. This award provides $6000 (CAD) for senior undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12-24 week research projects at universities in France. This program is offered under the umbrella of PIMS-CNRS International Research Lab #3069. Applications are accepted any time, awarded competitively, and subject to available funding.

Students and Postdocs:

Must be registered as full-time senior undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows at a PIMS member university and remain so throughout their Globalink Research Award. Postdoctoral fellows may apply if their date of graduation from a PhD program is no more than 5 years before the proposed start date of the research project. Undergraduate applicants must have completed their second year of studies prior to departure and maintain a B average in their two most recent semesters

  • Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree
  • Cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship (unless they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada).
  • Must be above the legal age of majority in Canada (18 years of age or older)
  • Must meet the travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation
  • Cannot hold more than one Globalink Research Award per academic lifetime
  • Cannot have previously held a Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program award

Home supervising professors:

  • Must hold a faculty position at a PIMS member University
  • Must be eligible to hold Tri-Council funding and to supervise graduate students
  • Supervising Professors at the University of Washington should contact PIMS for further instructions

Host supervising professors:

  • Must be recognized faculty members at their institutions
  • Must be eligible to host graduate students

For more information and application forms, please email deputy-director@pims.math.ca

 

3. PIMS – CNRS Postes Rouges 2020

The Institute of Mathematics of the CNRS (INSMI) will offer a limited number of research positions in 2020, available to foreign visitors from the PIMS member institutes Under the PIMS-CNRS IRL.

These positions are for three months (shorter visits cannot be funded under this scheme).

The offer is open to all non-French academics and invitations are extended at any seniority level (assistant, associate or full professors).

We do not yet know the precise number of positions we shall be able to offer. Please apply using the guidance notes below.

Any questions can be forwarded to insmi.international@cnrs.fr

The file should contain:

  • A Vitae (with list of publications).
  • A specific scientific project for the visit.
  • Tentative dates of stay.
  • The candidates should also contact the laboratory they want to visit in France and include an approval from its director.
  • The candidates should also contact PIMS and include an approval from its director.

It is mandatory that:

  • The visitors are less than 65 years of age.
  • The visit starts and ends during the civil year 2020.

Please forward the complete proposals to the following address: insmi.international@cnrs.fr by November 11, 2019.

 

4. CNRS Visitors

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) are calling for applications from French researchers to spend the academic year 2019-20 at one of PIMS’ member universities and to participate in PIMS’ research activities.

The applicants should be “fonctionnaires titulaires” either at the CNRS or at a French university, and priority will be given to junior researchers “charg(e)es de recherches” or “maitres de conferences.”

Applications should be sent to Jean-Stéphane Dhersin, Directeur adjoint scientifique, INSMI (CNRS), and to James Colliander, Director of PIMS, by November 15, 2019. They should include a CV and a list of publications, together with a description of the research project to be done during the academic year, and the names of the PIMS researchers which would be involved in the project.

For French colleagues posted in a laboratory managed by an institute of CNRS other than INSMI, the application should also be sent to the relevant Institute. In particular, those working in a INS2I laboratory should copy Anne Doucet at Email: anne.doucet@lip6.fr

In the case of university faculty, once the application has been accepted, the actual appointment is subject to the person receiving a “delegation au CNRS” from their home institution.

Successful applicants will be sent for one year by the CNRS to the PIMS university where the research is to be carried out, on the understanding that they will be given adequate working conditions, and be treated like local faculty (except for teaching). We encourage researchers at PIMS universities to contact their French counterparts and encourage them to apply. The extent of local support will be a crucial factor in judging the applications.

Jean-Stéphane Dhersin,
Directeur adjoint scientifique, INSMI (CNRS)
Email: jean-stephane.dhersin@cnrs.fr

James Colliander,
Director, PIMS (IRL 3069, CNRS)
Email: director@pims.math.ca

Please direct any technical questions to:

Executive Assistant, PIMS
Email: reception@pims.math.ca

The deadline for complete nominations/applications is NOVEMBER 15.

 

External Collaboration Support

The call for applications for the 2020 New Collaborations Programs is open! Click here for more information. Deadline November 15, 2019.